World Literature / AP Literature and Composition – May 27th – June 1st

We’ve made it! It’s the last week of school! Please take note that the Language Arts Semester Exam will be on Wednesday, May 30th during the second time slot. The exam is from 10:30-12:30.

Students have already been given a digital copy of the review sheet. Please see below for another copy.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Review for Semester Exam!

Tuesday Homework: Review for Semester Exam!

Wednesday: Semester Exam


Study Guide World Literature – Semester 2 Study Guide

Topics Covered

  1. Frankenstein
  2. Short Stories – ALL COVERED THIS QUARTER
  3. Plot Twists
  4. MLA Formatting/Citing

Literature Segment

  • Plot Diagrams/Summary of Story
    • Major events in the story that contribute to the rising action
    • The climax of each story
  • Character Profiles –
    • Personality
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    • Significance/contribution to the story
    • Symbolism/representation
  • Major Themes / Symbolism
  • Important Questions Raised (IQR)
    • Frankenstein
      • What is Mary Shelley saying about humanity?
      • What kinds of lessons is she trying to teach us?
      • Why have Victor go through these hardships?
      • Did Victor bring this upon himself? Or was it an unjust punishment for his actions?
    • Identifying what is the purpose of each story. Consider what is the reason why the author wrote the short story? Are they teaching a lesson? Are they making a commentary on society? Politics? Society? Be prepared to take a position on each story and defend it with evidence from the story.
    • Compare and contrast characters/themes/symbols from both books

AP Literature and Composition – Semester 2 Study Guide 

Topics Covered

The AP Literature and Composition Semester 2 Exam will be a pared down version of an actual AP Exam.

Students should review the following topics:

  • Reading and Analyzing Poetry
    • Tone / mood
    • Imagery
    • Comprehension
    • Interpretation
    • Recognition of Literary Technique
  • Reading and Analyzing Literature
    • Character & plot analysis
    • Imagery
    • Literary Devices
    • Comprehension
    • Interpretation
    • Recognition of Literary Technique
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